Knockanure Notes — 8th June, 2014

KNOCK: Annual Parish Knock Pilgrimage will take place again this year on the 2nd July.  Bus will leave Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert.   If you wish to book your seat contact Margaret  Carmody on 087 2976304 or Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 068 36166.  Limited seats available.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: take place on Tuesday June 17th in Lixnaw Church and the witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 9th June 2014.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-operative takes place on June 11th at 8.30pm in the Marian hall.

TRAIL: The Great Southern Trail’s Midsummer Big Walk, Sat 21st June 2014.

CONGRATULATIONS to Hannah Finucane of Kilmorna and Matthew Behan of Abbeyfeale who were recently married in Duagh Church by Fr Moore assisted by Canon O Shea. Best man was Denis Behan and Stephen Behan was groomsman. Bridesmaids were Bernadette and Maria Finucane. Pageboys were Blake and Aaron Finucane. Parents of the bride are, Brendan and Lorraine Finucane and the grooms parents, Michael and Mary Behan.

CHURCH in Listowel closed for repairs, It is scheduled  to be re-opened  on Thursday, August 7th.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.    10.00 to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

DEATH took place on 2nd June 2014 of Eileen Healy (née Shine) Clounturbrid, Listowel in her 90th year, she was predeceased her husband Thomas, survived by brothers,  brothers Mick and Jack, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Requiem mass for Eileen Healy was celebrated in Moyvane Church  on Thursday the 5th of June, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Eileen was  daughter of John Shine and Margaret Grady of Kilbaha. Her brother Connie (died in 2010), Pat (died in 1980) and Dan all rest at Ahavoher graveyard.

DEATH  has occurred of Chris Moriarty, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and formerly of Raheny, Dublin on June the 4th, 2014. Predeceased by his brother John Moriarty who died in 2007 aged 69 years , survived by his daughters Ciara, Brenda, and Aisling, and son John, sisters Madeline, Babs, Brenda, and Phylis and grandchildren. Private cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorum. Chris Moriarty was born at  Ahalahanna, Moyvane to James Moriarty a native of Dingle and Mary O Brien who was from Barragogeen.

DEATH of Jack O’Connor,  Dun Laoghaire and formerly of Moyvane South. Mass at 1pm on Saturday 14th June in Moyvane Church.  Burial in Ahavoher Cemetary immediately afterwards,

DEATH  John Joseph Buckley, Kilmastulla, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary on 27th April 2014. and formerly of the Shamrock Cottage, Moyvane who passed away after a long illness. Survived by his wife Theresa. Father of Michael, John, Erin, Margaret and his son Brendan predeceased him.

ANNIVERSARIES: PJ Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Johanna O Donnell, Winnie Sheehy, Mai Galvin, Bessie Nealon, Tom Moloney, Mary Dillon, Liam Cronin, Charles Haughey, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O Connor, Kitty O Donnell, Mary Murphy, Donal Mulvihill, Cillian O Connor, David Riordan, Mass on Tues. 10th at     7.30pm for Brid Brouder. Mass on Wed. 11th  at Knockanure 7.30pm for Jerry Enright. Mass on Thurs. 12th  in  Knockanure 7.30pm for   Joan Keane. Mass on Fri. 13th  in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Peggy & John Mc Elligott and daughter Betty Newman. Mass on Sat. 14th  at    7.30pm  for Seamus O’Flaherty. Mass on Sun. 15th  at 10.00am for       Margie Fitzmaurice, New Jersey and the 11.00am  Mass is for Paddy & Nora Adams nee Stack. Mass on Tues. 17th  at  7.30pm for Con O’Connor.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill,  11.00am, Karina Stack; Knockanure 10.00am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald
The Missionary Sisters from Ard Foyle Cork will visit this Parish  weekend 14th & 15th June to promote Mission Awareness and to ask for your support.
The Rosary every Sunday before 10.00am Mass Knockanure for the month of June  Month of The Sacred Heart.
The Rosary is offered every Wednesday morning for All Parishioners, especially those who are Sick or in Hospital.  Please join us – 10am in The Sacristy, Everyone Welcome.

RAMBLING HOUSE, Finuge: next session at the Thatch Cottage on Friday, June 13th at 9pm.  All welcome.

HEALING SERVICE AT ST. MICHAEL’S WELL Lixnaw with special blessing for the sick and carers will take place on Sun. June 15th at 3pm.  All welcome.  

PARENTS came from Duagh; Bernard Joseph Mahoney (July 24, 1875 – March 20, 1939) was the third  Catholic Bishop of Sioux Falls (1922-1939).

ST JOHN’S: Friday 13th Waiting for You & Marathon Woman, film based on North Kerry. Children’s Theatre directed by Jo Jordan, on 17th, 18th, 20th, 23rd and 24th, details from 068 22566.

SILVER: Badminton Season 2013-2014. The Inter County Grade F All Ireland final was played in Baldoyle recently. Kerry got All Ireland Silver for locals, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Helen Browne, James Sheehan and James Flaherty.

MOTHERHOOD, Wednesday 18th June 10.30am. – 1pm. at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. A free seminar on supporting moms & babies and promoting a healthy family life. Babies are welcome to attend with family members. Contact centre on 068-23584.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, a meeting for parents of incoming 1st year students for the school year 2014.15 will be held in the College on Monday 16th June at 7.30pm.

Friday night June 13th in the Ballroom of Listowel Arms.  The ‘gathering’ will have a dual purpose on the night: Beginning with Mass at 8.00 p.m. (sharp). (1) Saying ‘thank you’ to Billy who retired recently as Listowel Parish Sacristan for over 29 years and (2) acknowledging with thanks all involved in our Parish throughout the year including all committees and all ministries.  Following the Mass at 8.00 p.m. (sharp) will be some light refreshments (finger food /tea/coffee) and some music & song. The music for the Mass and the entertainment afterwards will be provided by Stevie Donegan.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Ireland Games take place in Limerick from the 12th to 15th June. A total of 1500 athletes from throughout Ireland will participate and it is anticipated that over 6000 family members and supporters will attend the Games which will be organised by a team of 3000 volunteers. A total of 43 athletes and 10 coaches from clubs throughout Limerick will be part of the 443-strong Munster team competing at the Games. Games will take place at  venues in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. The Opening Ceremony, which will take place on Thursday June 12th in People’s Park, Limerick will start the Games.  Ceremony has the generous support of the Limerick City of Culture 2014, which will co-produced this event.

THOUGHT: Revival is not something that happens across the board, its something that happens in an individual’s life. We can pray. “Oh Lord send an awakening, send a revival!” but it starts with me. It starts with you. Greg Laurie

VOLUNTEER: Nadine Smith is studying Dentistry in UCC and has just completed her second year. She is current Miss West Limerick  and sings with the Abbeyfeale Folk choir also.

Between July 18 and Aug 8 of this summer Nadine will be volunteering in Kampala, Uganda. She will be delivering health care and dental supplies to the  locals, assisting in the Health care centre and also helping to build some houses. The organisation she will be travelling with is Nurture Africa- helping women and children with HIV/AIDS.  Students who are interested to check out the website or facebook page or  You Tube testimonial videos. &

MUSIC: The Comhaltas Campa Samhraidh will take place at Halla Inse Bhán from July 21st-25th and will include music, singing, dancing in a most enjoyable way. It has been very successful over the past few years. Only a small number of places now remain to be filled. For further information contact 087-9654451.

CARERS: The 8th National Carers Week will mark the contribution of Ireland’s family carers with more than 150 National events running from June 9th – 15th. The week is coordinated by Care Alliance Ireland, in partnership with nine other leading Irish organizations – The Alzheimer Society, The Carers Association, The Irish Cancer Society, Caring for Carers Ireland, The Disability Federation of Ireland, MS Ireland, Parkinsons Association of Ireland and The Irish Hospice Foundation. Details of events taking place during National Carers week are available from

ROSE:  Dáithí Ó Sé interviewed 60 Roses over three nights, two judging panels selected 23 Roses to go forward to the festival in Tralee in August, which celebrates its 55th year this summer.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Tarbert G.A.A. in conjunction with Ferry Rangers are holding a “Race Night” at Tralee Greyhound Track on Saturday July 12th. Tickets will be available from committee members.

CLUSTERING: At a meeting in the Presbytery Tarbert on Thursday night to discuss the future development of the parish of Tarbert it was decided to hold a public meeting on Monday June 9th at 8 p.m. in the Community Centre to discuss the re-establishment of our Parish Pastoral Council.

 RED CROSS: Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on July 5th. Volunteers required – motorcyclists, marshals, stewards, nurses and doctors. Any help would be appreciated. Call us on 087 393 1359.

 CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE: in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Sat 28th and Sun 29th June. Theme “The Joy of the Gospel”. Main Speaker Ralph Martin (USA) and Rev Laurence Graham, Killarney. Mass Celebrants : Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Sat) and Bishop Martin Drennan (Sun).

D-DAY:  June 6, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII

The objective of the June 6 initiative was to establish beachheads at five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified coastline in Nazi-occupied France. Some 130,000 troops from three main Allied countries, the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, along with soldiers from several other Allied countries, stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France under a hail of gunfire and artillery blasts. 18,000 paratroopers had already dropped hours earlier to fight behind enemy lines. France had been under control of the Nazis for about four years.

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BISHOP: Bernard Mahoney was born 24 July 1875, in Albany, New York, to Daniel and Honora (née O’Connor) Mahoney, both parents from Duagh Co Kerry. He left school early to support his family, worked  as telegraph messenger boy.  After attending St. John’s Academy in Rensselaer, he entered September 1895, Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1899 and a Master of Arts in 1901.He worked through college as a telegrapher for Albany and Troy newspapers. Bishop Thomas A Burke of Albany sent him to the North American College in Rome , where he was  ordained to the priesthood on February 27, 1904.Returning to America  in 1905 He  served as a curate at St. Peter’s Church in Troy until 1909, Fr Mahoney again went to Rome  and  became spiritual director of the Pontifical North American College there. In 1912 he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology.On May 24, 1922, Bernard J  Mahoney was appointed Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Pope Pius XI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following June 29 from Cardinal Gaetano de Lai, with Bishops Giovanni Maria Zonghi and Giacomo Sinibaldi serving as co-consecrators, in Rome. He was Bishop at Sioux Falls for the  sixteen years, until his death at age 63 on 20th March 1939. He was popular at conducting retreats for priests.

Bishop Mahoney died at Rochester following and operation. His funeral services were held at St Joseph’s Cathedral
Catholic Press Sydney. Previous issue Thursday 28 December 1922

Two Archbishops, six Bishops, and more than 200 priests attended the installation some few weeks ago of the Right Rev. Bernard J. Mahoney, as Bishop of the diocese of Sioux Falls, U.S.A. The Most Rev. Austin Dowling, Archbishop of St. Paul, presided and preached the sermon. Bishop Mahoney was born in Albany in 1875, and was forced to leave school to aid in the support of his family. For a time he was a Western Union messenger boy, and later became a telegraphist. He worked his way through college as a telegraphist, and entered Mount St. Mary’s at Emmitsburg in September, 1895. The late Bishop Burke, of Albany, recognising his ability, designated him as a student for the American College at Rome, where he was ordained in 1904. He returned to the United States in 1905, and was assistant at St. Peter’s Church, Troy, for five years,

13 April 1939 Catholic Press Sydney NSW reports. Rome, March 24.1939.The Holy See has received information that Bishop Joseph Henry Conroy, of Ogdenburg, New York, died on Monday, aged 81, and that Bishop Bernard Mahoney, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A., died on Tuesday, aged 64. — R.I.P.

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